Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England > South West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 206 215
Rank change year-on-year +21 +9 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 18 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.050% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 0.35% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
South West median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -
England median daily rate £425 £425 £336
% change year-on-year - +26.39% -5.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 996 858 890
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.16% 14.23% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 564 570
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £275
90th Percentile £500 £538 £491
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 57 57
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +12.61% +1.32%
10th Percentile £34.50 £31.05 £30.00
90th Percentile £51.38 £49.07 £44.10
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -0.79%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the South West region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 17 £500 - 1
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 16 (88.89%) .NET
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) CSS
2 15 (83.33%) CRM
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 15 (83.33%) HTML
2 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 15 (83.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 15 (83.33%) WCF
2 15 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) WPF
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.56%) MVC

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 15 (83.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 15 (83.33%) CRM Developer
2 15 (83.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 15 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 15 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 15 (83.33%) CSS
2 15 (83.33%) HTML
2 15 (83.33%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.56%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft